FB: CW athletes make a splash in latest CFL report

Dinos' Philpot brothers ones to watch as CFL draft nears

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CALGARY - The countdown is on. Two weeks away from the CFL draft, and the league has released its top 20 prospects on the spring edition of the Scouting Bureau.

Six of them wore the "CW" last season.

The Philpot brothers' familiar faces lead the pack at five and six. The University of Calgary products were both named U SPORTS first team All-Canadians this past season. Jalen and Tyson posted 35 and 41 receptions respectively (for 715 and 746 yards) despite a shortened schedule, while Tyson led U SPORTS in touchdown receptions.

The University of Saskatchewan's Noah Zerr (OL) held steady at 10th on the list, while Rodeem Brown (OL) out of the University of Alberta (previously unranked) claimed the 13th spot. Alberta's Peter Kozushka (OL) and Saskatchewan's Nathan Cherry (DL) rounded out the CW athletes on the list.

2022 SPRING SCOUTING BUREAU

Rank (previous) | Name | Position | School | Hometown

  1. (–) John Metchie III | WR | University of Alabama | Brampton, Ont.
  2. (1) Jesse Luketa | LB | Penn State University | Ottawa
  3. (4) Tyrell Richards | LB | Syracuse University | Brampton, Ont.
  4. (6) Tre Ford | QB | University of Waterloo | Niagara Falls, Ont.
  5. (2) Jalen Philpot | WR | University of Calgary | Delta, B.C.
  6. (5) Tyson Philpot | WR | University of Calgary | Delta, B.C.
  7. (7) Deionte Knight | DL | Western University | Ajax, Ont.
  8. (3) Enock Makonzo | DB | Coastal Carolina University | Lachine, Que.
  9. (9) Tyrell Ford | DB | University of Waterloo | Niagara Falls, Ont.
  10. (10) Noah Zerr | OL | University of Saskatchewan | Langenburg, Sask.
  11. (–) Samuel Emilus | WR | Louisiana Tech University | Montreal
  12. (–) Daniel Adeboboye | RB | Bryant University | Toronto
  13. (–) Rodeem Brown | OL | University of Alberta | Halifax
  14. (8) Zack Fry | OL | Western University | London, Ont.
  15. (–) Zach Pelehos | OL | University of Ottawa | Gananoque, Ont.
  16. (11) Peter Kozushka | OL | University of Alberta | Yorkton, Sask.
  17. (15) Anthony Federico | DL | Queen’s University | Niagara Falls, Ont.
  18. (–) Cyrille Hogan-Saindon | OL | Laval University | Quebec City
  19. (–) Gregor MacKellar | OL | St. Francis Xavier University | Timberlea, N.S.
  20. (16) Nathan Cherry | DL | University of Saskatchewan | Saskatoon

BY THE NUMBERS

  • The Spring rankings include: 
    • Seven offensive linemen
    • Four wide receivers
    • Three defensive linemen
    • Two linebackers
    • Two defensive backs
    • One quarterback 
    • One running back
  • 15 schools are represented in the rankings with five schools featuring multiple players:
    • University of Waterloo (No. 4 Tre Ford and No. 9 Tyrell Ford)
    • University of Calgary (No. 5 Jalen Philpot and No. 6 Tyson Philpot)
    • Western University (No. 7 Deionte Knight and No. 14 Zack Fry)
    • University of Saskatchewan (No. 10 Noah Zerr and No. 20 Nathan Cherry)
    • University of Alberta (No. 13 Rodeem Brown and No. 16 Peter Kozushka)
  • 14 prospects are from U SPORTS; 6 are from the NCAA.
  • Seven players are making their CFL Scouting Bureau debuts in these rankings.
  • In 2021, 18 of the 20 prospects identified in the Spring rankings were selected in the CFL Draft.
  • Of the nine first-round selections in the 2021 CFL Draft, five appeared in the Spring rankings.

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